Full Name: Eric Lazenby Gates
Pob: Ferryhill, Co. Durham, GB
Club Appearance Record
|Season||Tot Apps||Tot Goals|
Career Appearance Record
|Club||Date Signed||Date Left||Fee|
|Ipswich Town||July 1971||August 1985||Youth Team|
|Sunderland||August 1985||June 1990||£150,000|
|Carlisle United||June 1990||June 1991||-|
steve Saturday 31-10-2009
Is this the same Eric Gates who was manager / coach of Timor Leste?
Anonymous Sunday 26-10-2008
Had trials at Middlesboro before joining Ipswich where his older brother forged a career. Town had competition for his signature from Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Latterly Hartlepool assistant manager under Viv Busby.
Robin Thursday 03-08-2006
We were Ipswich fans living in Dorset and went to a agme at the Dell in the early 1980s (town were 3-1 up at half time but lost 3-4 in the end). But a goal from John Wark after only 7 seconds was a great start. Anyway we went to the game but did not realise it was all ticket. My mum approached Eric, who was standing outside the players` entrance, and she explained our dilemma. He kindly disappeared, re-ermeging with a complimentary ticket. There were three of us (myself plus girlfriend), and my mum started chatting to Bobby Robson, also near the players` entrance, and he kindly gave her the other two we needed. Any chance of passing this on to Eric?
Andy Pearson Sunday 15-01-2006
One of the nicest people I have ever met. When I was a young lad playing football in a park near Ipswich back in the 70 , Eric was walking passed and joined in for 10 15 minutes Made my day and I have never forgotten it and wish him all the best.
Eric Gates joined Ipswich Town in July 1971 as an Apprentice.
He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in October 1972 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.
He joined Sunderland from Ipswich Town in August 1985 - For A Fee Of Â£150,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.